5 Self Made Billionaires and their philosophy in life

5 Self Made Billionaires and their philosophy in life

  • Bharat Sharma
  • 04/10/2018

As you read this, there are more than 1000 billionaires in the world.

Yes, getting your millions converted into billions is by far the easiest definition of a billionaire but do you really know the amount of effort and risk it took for these people?

If you think going from millions to billions is challenging - think about how much the struggle of these self-made billionaires when they started with practically nothing! Through this article, we aim to share the journey of 5 self-made billionaires as well as their hobbies and philosophy in life.

These billionaires were not just born with a golden spoon – they have all worked super-hard and persisted in the toughest of times to be what they are today.

Apart from work, these self-made billionaires also make time for following their passion and interests in life.

If you are curious to know about their attitude towards life, living and success, keep on reading.


Elon Musk

His Net Worth: $24 billion

His Journey: Who would’ve thought that an ordinary South American born American student will have the extraordinary ability to create path-breaking milestones in his lifetime. After teaching himself to code at the age of 12, Elon went on to sell his first video game for a $500. When he first arrived in Canada, he did a series of odd jobs including tending vegetables and cleaning out gunk at mills. 

Since his early entrepreneurial days, Elon Musk went on to form three multi-million dollar companies including – PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors. Today, he is a self-made billionaire with a vision to take humans to Mars!

His Hobbies: Elon Musk loves reading and books became his main source of knowledge as he literally learned how to build rockets from reading! Elon also likes to bake cookies and loves learning new stuff in his free time.

His Philosophy: “If something’s important enough, you should try. Even if the probable outcome is failure”


Jeff Bezos

His Net Worth: $110 billion

His Journey: After working with a financial services firm, Bezos quit his job to take advantage of the growing internet boom of the 90s. Starting out from a garage in 1994, he has grown Amazon from a small e-commerce portal to the world’s largest online retailer and cloud computing giant with a net income of $857 million per year. 

His Hobbies: Bezos is a unique man and so are his hobbies. When he is not busy leading Amazon, he likes to hunt for old, discarded NASA rocket ships underwater and then works to retrieve and restore these historic relics! Here’s all you need to know about the amazing hobby of Jeff Bezos in detail. 

His Philosophy: “I knew that if I failed, I wouldn’t regret that. But I knew the one thing, I might regret not trying”


Mark Zuckerberg


His Net Worth: $70 billion

His Journey: At age 11, young Mark started computer programming and built a program from his father’s office. Soon, he was making games out of his friends’ drawing while learning to read Latin, Greek and Hebrew. After launching Facebook in 2004 at Harvard University, Zuckerberg quickly went on to form his company and dropped out of college. Today, Facebook is world's biggest and most profitable social media platform. 

His Hobbies: Mark Zuckerberg likes to code and learn new things. After marrying his college sweetheart, he also learned to speak Mandarin (Chinese). He now puts his passion for philanthropy above all with Zuckerberg-Chan initiative. Zuckerberg often likes to put emphasis on learning new things in life. In fact, he credited his success to his hobbies that ultimately, paved way for Facebook.

His Philosophy: “In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks”


Bill Gates